FAN coordinates a statewide network of volunteer advocates and faith communities with the help of a small staff that manages programming and operations. Our staff team is made up of full-time and contract positions, part-time event support, and internships through faith-based and university programs. Learn more about our team below, and feel free to reach out to them to get involved!

May 2022 – FAN currently has one open position:

Regional Organizer for Central Washington – Job Description

Elise DeGooyer, Executive Director, has been with FAN since 2014 and believes interfaith collaboration for justice can transform our communities. She has deep experience in mission-driven work in human services and advocacy. A life-long resident of Washington State, she was born and raised in Yakima, completed undergraduate education in Spokane at Gonzaga University, and has made Seattle home since the 1980s. Her graduate studies at Maryknoll School of Theology focused on liberation theologies, and at Seattle University, on pastoral leadership. At Northwest Harvest she helped shape advocacy initiatives on hunger and poverty issues in collaboration with constituencies statewide. She is looking forward to working with the FAN staff, board and network as FAN moves into its next phase of development.

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Kristin Ang, Policy Engagement Director, is a Filipino-American who grew up in Pierce County, Washington. She is a community advocate, Port of Tacoma Commissioner and Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Member. She made history as the first person of color elected Port of Tacoma Commissioner, along with the historical endorsement of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. She is on the Port’s environmental, DEI, and tribal liaison committees. She is also on the executive board of the Central Puget Sound Economic Development District. Kristin completed her business degree at the University of Puget Sound and law degree at Cornell Law School. She has been an advocate for sustainable development, civic engagement and human rights. For fun, Kristin plays piano and goes on culinary and historical travel adventures. She can be found at community events, festivals and concerts. She believes in the power of faith, hope and love. As policy engagement director, Kristin is excited to engage faith communities in fulfilling FAN’s mission of building a just, compassionate and sustainable world.

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Lauren Schubring, Eastern WA Regional Organizer, has worked with FAN since October 2020. In this role, she aims to continue to gather and work alongside an interfaith community in our region to push forward shared priorities in our state legislature. Lauren graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and Masters in Public Administration in March 2021, and had previously studied Biblical Studies as an  undergrad. She cares greatly about seeing inclusion, justice, and equity for all as a reality. Lauren’s hope in her work with FAN is to help people of faith become known for their care for creation, their love for people, and their willingness to break down barriers so that all people can thrive.

Elizabeth Dickinson, Partnership Coordinator, is passionately committed to justice advocacy and community-building as central dimensions of our sacred being and calling. Currently, in addition to FAN, she works part-time with Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church as their social justice coordinator, and volunteer with University Congregational UCC to create opportunities to do justice. Before this position, she worked with young adult advocacy interns through the Justice Leadership Program. Her work is informed by a Christian seminary degree in global theologies. She is also deeply influenced by participating in Jewish services and practices with her family.

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